Author Archives: crabandfish

About crabandfish

The everyday and the extraordinary loves of life. We have a one acre cold zone garden in rural Victoria, Australia. This blog chronicles its ever changing nature. We also love traveling and writing, our cats, the sea, cooking, and of course, our garden.

Wonderful Wednesday

Mid-week in the garden – weeding, raking and admiring the blushing rhododendrons.

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Goodbye mum

My mum passed away last week when the jacarandas were in full bloom. We will miss you so much xxx

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Botanical walk

A cool walk before the heat sets in – visiting the subtropics.

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Fern walk

Sharing time together and the power of ritual, nature and love.

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Time for a simpler life

Today as the new school term begins I am home and very excited to be a retired teacher. However, I am now calling this portion of life – renewal. May you too find your renewing moments this week – happy … Continue reading

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Time of life

Life is like a garden: sometimes plentiful, sometimes sparse, greener than others or drier than some, but no matter what the season – always looking for the sun. Be happy; be botanical.

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Time to grow

This October, take time to grow…..

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